Gully Grinders - Norton the hard way - 1 Challenging Hill

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Gully Grinders - Norton the hard way - 1 Challenging Hill

Time: August 4, 2013 from 8am to 11:30am
Location: Prices Bakery
Street: cnr The Grove Road and Golden Way
Website or Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes…
Event Type: group, grinders, ride, tough, challenge, climbing, norton, woodland
Organised By: Roger ...
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2014

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Event Description

meet at Prices approx 7:50

The Dirty Dozen Climb we've carefully avoided till now  ...

Riding from Golden Grove we will ride to and up Norton Summit via Woodland Way. Then we can kick back and just ride  a normal Marble Hill and descend Montecute Rd. crossing the Torrens at Silkes Rd bike bridge and the a normal return up Ladywood to Prices.

If you would like to come along and don't want to take a shot at the hard climb, the normal New Norton Rd climb is fine, we can regroup at the township.

Route Map

approx 53km with approx 1050m total climbing

GPX file download      Turn by turn directions 

Please indicate your intention to ride by making your RSVP on the right of this page.

Please try to install the map to your Garmin GPS or like device, it does make the ride a bit easier if all people know where we are going. No GPS? Then please have a careful look at the route prior to the ride. (Read the map)

We will re-group a few times and usually will have an experienced Lanterne Rouge rider helping the Autobus make it back. On this ride there are several Escape Route shortcuts available if you're struggling - just ask 

 This is a challenging but social group ride, all are welcome to join but this ride is not intended or suited for hills newbies or even really lumpy old dudes that should know better.

The Gully Grinders Group info is  here

You ride at your own risk. All riders are expected to use a roadworthy and reliable bike and abide by normal group ride courtesy and safety. You must carry a bidon of Water, a Spare tube, a tyre lever and a pump and anything else you might need to complete the ride alone. 

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Comment by terry heney on August 6, 2013 at 14:44

Comment by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts on August 3, 2013 at 20:21

Hi Roger,

Im afraid Im still too Jet Lagged to ride in the morning, ( awake all night, sleep all day ) so I'll miss your ride tomorrow. 

Have fun in the hills. 

Comment by Roger ... on August 2, 2013 at 17:34

No problem Scott.

Just hoping for fair weather, as riding on the days when there is a Footy Showdown is incredibly free of bad drivers ... Not that Football fans are bad drivers just it's something I've noticed. 

The hills extra quiet on showdown days 

Comment by scott mccann on August 2, 2013 at 14:01
i will join for the start but may have to bail near the end to make it home in time to go to showdown
Comment by Carl Neadley on August 2, 2013 at 6:56

Wendy and  I  will hopefully make the start and join you for a while.  We'll be doing Norton's the standard way and then heading off towards Lofty.

Comment by Kev Thomas on July 30, 2013 at 20:50
It's not too late to sign up
Comment by terry heney on July 30, 2013 at 20:46

Hey? what ?  but I aint doing the Dirty Dozen LOL

Comment by Kev Thomas on July 30, 2013 at 20:39
Will see you there then Tezza
Comment by terry heney on July 30, 2013 at 19:23

Masochist.. **nice hill to climb**  

Comment by Kev Thomas on July 30, 2013 at 18:59
Nice route and nice hill to climb, looking forward to it.

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